Category: Printed Electronics

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C3Nano silver nanowires Headquarters interview

Posted by Charbax – October 31, 2017

C3Nano makes silver nanowire (AgNW) transparent conductors using their Nanoglue technology. These are used in flexible touch screens for phones, wearables etc. C3Nano is a spinoff from Stanford University. This interview was conducted by Sri Peruvemba at their Headquarters in the Silicon Valley, with Dr Ajay Virkar, Co-founder of C3Nano, they got into the details of what they are claiming as the best transparent in the market. Andrew Moon, Product Manager and Yadong Cao, Applications Engineer demonstrated the various products featuring C3Nano. Their newly released Onyx product is aiming to replace ITO in touch screens, in OLED displays, in solar panels as well as biotech applications. The company’s investors and customers include Nissha, Hitachi Chemicals, Nagase and many others.

Henkel Stretchable electronic materials used to make formable, non-flat circuits

Posted by Charbax – July 8, 2017

Henkel AG & Company, KGaA, is a German chemical and consumer goods company headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany. It is a multinational company active both in the consumer and industrial sector. Founded in 1876, the DAX 30 company is organized into three globally operating business units (laundry & home care, beauty care, adhesive technologies) and is known for brands such as Loctite, Persil, and Fa amongst others. In the fiscal year 2016, Henkel reported sales of 18.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 3.172 billion euros. More than 80 percent of its 51,350 employees work outside of Germany. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

PrintoCent printed flexible lighting

Posted by Charbax – July 3, 2017

PrintoCent Innovation Center commercializes the research results of Printed Intelligence and Optical Measurements. Application focus areas in PrintoCent range from rapid disposable diagnostics, smart flexible lighting and wearables to Internet-of-Things with sensors and energy harvesting. With the multitude of possibilities there are great opportunities to new type of products and to disrupt existing value chains in all industries. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

ITRI shows OLED Lighting, Chess playing robot “Turk”

Posted by Charbax – July 2, 2017

ITRI is the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan which is one of the world’s leading technology R&D institutions aiming to innovate a better future for society. ITRI shows their solution for controlling Flexible OLED lighting. OLED Lighting offers more natural and more vibrant lighting than conventional lighting. ITRI also shows their sensors which are for example used in shoe pads which generate electricity. ITRI's Intelligent Vision Robot plays chess seeing all the chess pieces on the board and moving them around. I play a quick game of chess against the robot which sadly I had to concede to the Chess Playing Robot Turk because I didn't have enough battery in my camera (I think).

Nano Dimension 3D printed multi-layer PCBs

Posted by Charbax – June 27, 2017

Nano Dimension Ltd is focused on the research and development of advanced 3D printed electronics, including a 3D printer for multilayer printed circuit boards (PCB's), and the development of nanotechnology-based conductive and dielectric inks, which are complementary products for 3D printers. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

$0.01 Flexible Plastic ARM Processor by PragmatIC

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

Enabling Trillions of ARM processors to be made cheaply to be embedded everywhere as envisioned by ARM owner Masayoshi Son, PlasticARM is an implementation of an ARM Cortex-M0 based 32-bit microprocessor SoC in plastic. Using PragmatIC’s technology, the flexible integrated circuit (FlexIC) is implemented in thin film metal oxides on a polymer substrate, with a total thickness of less than 10um. The latest version uses a 1um cell library, delivering a 10x improvement in footprint over the last 2 years, and significantly advancing the state-of-the-art in printed logic. PlasticARM demonstrates the potential for PragmatIC’s ultra-thin and ultra-low-cost plastic electronics to extend from smart packaging into areas such as wearables and security. You can read more about PragmatIC at http://pragmaticprinting.com This video was filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

You can watch the Keynote presentation by PragmatIC at IDTechEx here:

FlexEnable Plastic Flexible Organic LCD (OLCD) Displays

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

FlexEnable demonstrates conformable, glass-free Plastic based organic LCDs that are 4x thinner than regluar glass-based LCD, 10x lighter weight, shatterproof, 30 times more bendable and conformable, 3 times higher mobility resulting in higher resolution and upward 1000 times lower power leakage enabling lower power consuming LCD displays, all at similar or lower cost than regular glass based LCD when mass produced! Read more about the FlexEnable Flexible Plastic OLCD at their website: http://www.flexenable.com/technology/flexible-olcd/ Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

TriDInnov adds electronics on plastics

Posted by Charbax – May 21, 2017

Startup company TriDInnov provides additive metallization for plastic and composite materials electronic packaging, is linked through a closed partnership with equipment manufacturer Kelenn Technology, launching the new Kelenn Technology DMD 100, an off-contact digital dispenser which deposits the TDI thick film formulation EOPROM (primer formulation for metallization process) showcasing their prototype circuits which have been manufactured with the DMD 100, depositing their EOPROM thick film formulation on molded device. TriDInnov's technology brings to the electronic packaging market a new manufacturing process which reposition the MID towards new business areas such as to add value on composite materials especially in the automotive area. They are to invest in a technology platform in order to manufacture MID prototypes circuits for their customers in order to push their technology acceptance on the market place. Filmed at the IDTechEx Show!

Flex (Flextronics) Flexible electronics, wearables, augmented reality

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2017

Flex (formerly known as Flextronics) is the world's second largest global electronics manufacturing services (EMS), original design manufacturer (ODM) company by revenue, after Foxconn to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Headquartered in Singapore and has manufacturing operations in over 40 countries, totaling approximately 200,000 employees.

Highly conductive textiles for wearables by the Korea Institute of Material Science

Posted by Charbax – May 9, 2017

KIMS project group consisting of Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Jinwoo Textile Co. Ltd., and Alink Co. Ltd. is established for developing industrial production systems of highly conductive textiles and thin films which are applicable to flexible and wearable electronics. Filmed at the IDTechEx show.